Embassy of Romania -- Book Launch
May 16, 2011 at 7:00 PM
2800 30th Street NW, Washington, DC 20008
J. Cismaru
202-232-4749, ext. 106

The Ambassador of Romania to the United States and Mrs. Adrian Vierita

have the pleasure of inviting you to a book launch

Masterworks of George Enescu
A Detailed Analysis
by Pascal Bentoiu

translated by Lory Wallfisch, President of The George Enescu Society of the United States

followed by piano recitals performed by two accomplished young artists, Matei Varga and Andrei Licaret

Often considered Romania's greatest musical force and a significant mind of the 20th century, composer George Enescu (1881-1955) achieved international fame and succeeded in incorporating Romanian spirituality into worldwide culture. Masterworks of George Enescu provides a profound and very detailed analysis of more than 25 of this important composer's most representative works.

Translated from musicologist Pascal Bentoiu's Romanian publication by Lory Wallfisch, an internationally renowned musician and musicologist, this vital work showcases Enescu's music for the first time for English-speaking audiences, providing the worldwide public with the tools to understand and enjoy his work.

Bentoiu presents a kind of travel diary through Enescu's creative legacy, offering a comprehensive, well-documented, knowledgeable, and generously illustrated analytical study of the composer's greatest masterpieces. Works such as the Romanian Rhapsodies, the Second Suite for Orchestra, Vox Maris, Impressions d'Enfance, his opera Oedipe, and several sonatas and quartets are carefully examined and admired for their substance and their ability to add dignity to the musical world. The works are presented chronologically, considering their conceptual realization as well as their inception and completion.

Illustrated with more than 400 musical examples, this impressive study is the perfect guide to a thorough enjoyment of Enescu's masterpieces. - The Scarecrow Press, Inc.

The event will take place on Monday, May 16 at 7:00 PM at the residence of the Romanian Ambassador (2500 30th Street NW, Washington DC 20008).

Please RSVP by May 12 at jcismaru@roembus.org or at (202) 232-4749 ext. 106

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